Learn how to excel at a Writers' Assistant and Writers' PA job in a television writers' room.
About This Course
The Room. Notes. Board. Cards. Bible. Shorthand to an experienced Writer’s Assistant, these terms represent a lifetime of skills many outsiders are still struggling to define.
You’ll learn about everything you’ll encounter working in a television writer’s office, from when you start prepping, through production, all the way to a wrap on the season.
In this course I'll introduce you to the Writers' Office, take you inside the Writers' Room, and tell you why stocking the kitchen fridge is so important. As we start with the Writers' PA position, we'll cover how to make the best impression as you get coffee, lunch, make copies, and wait for the next break.
We'll then dive into the many changing jobs of the Writers' Assistant -- including how to type faster, listen better, and make the most of every moment with those TV Writers.
This workshop is the perfect place to start your career in TV, or freshen your skills as you redirect it. (WARNING: This class will make you a better assistant.)
Writers’ Assistant Lab offers completely self-directed online courses, so you can go at your own pace. You decide when you start and when you finish. Simply purchase your first course, and the learning begins!
How long is the course?
The Writer's Assistant & Writers' PA Workshop is about 3 hours in length, but it has been broken up into easily digestible lessons. Refer back to any lesson or topic whenever you feel like it. Script Coordinator Intensive coming soon!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like / as long as computers still work.
I have no Writers' Room experience. Is this course still for me?
Yes. Some would say this course is MADE for you. Me, I'd say that, since that's what I created it for. My mission statement has always been to make people on the outside feel like they've already been inside a writers' room, so they may make the most of their opportunities when they get there.
And what if I've already worked in a Writers' Office?
You’re also a perfect fit. A good Writers' Assistant is always looking for new ways to do the job better; and this course will give you all the tips and tricks you never knew you needed, so you can be your very best. We’ll reinforce the fundamentals - but teach you our unique way of tackling them.
Will this class help me get a job?
We can't be certain. We know this class won't keep you from getting a job. Most importantly, it will help you KEEP the job when you get it.
Can I really learn everything I need to be a Writers' Assistant in three hours?
Of course not, the best way to do ANY job is by experience and repetition. I like to say this course is like teaching you how to fly a plane; we cover all you need to get off the ground and back down safely. You'll get better the more time you spend in the air.
“I don't think I need Assistant training, can I just send you my script?”
“But it's really good–”
All emails sent with script attachments will be immediately deleted.
“I don't need this, my friend Dean is going to teach me for free.”
Great! I wish you and Dean all the best in your future endeavors.
My very specific question wasn't Frequently Asked.